Tori Roloff opened up about son’s nursemaid's elbow which could be a ‘dwarfism thing’

Odette Odendaal
Jan 09, 2019
12:47 P.M.
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As any parent would know things, never go according to plan when small children are involved, and something Tori Roloff got a reminder of during a recent trip to Disneyland.


On Tuesday the ‘Little People, Big World’ star shared the experience she and her husband, Zach Roloff had with their 20-month-old son Jackson during their trip to Disneyland.


On her Instagram post she wrote:

“What a day. It started out pretty miserable. Actually, it was great at first- driving to Disneyland getting in line for our favorite ride (Peter Pan). That’s where things went south.”

Jackson had injured himself while pulling away from Tori as they were waiting in line, and since Jackson is prone to nursemaid's elbow, she knew he would need to see a doctor. They had come all this way for a fun family day, and now they had to leave.


The 27-year-old photographer felt a twitch of disappointment as they left to get little Jackson checked out. The day had gotten off to a rough start, and she felt terrible for what he was going through as she wanted him to enjoy the day.

Thankfully the pain had subsided by the time they got Jackson checked out and started using his arm again. Soon the family of three made their way back to Disneyland for a second take.


In retrospect, she saw it as a reminder that she tends to set the expectation bar high on Disneyland because it's special to her and added:

“But it was a good reminder that things don’t always go according to plan and you have to roll with life. I am so thankful Jackson was such a champ today. He rallied harder than anyone, and we were still able to enjoy moms favorite place!”


Tori’s 28-year-old husband, Zach and their son Jackson were both born with achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism.

The two got married in July 2015, and when Jackson got diagnosed during an ultrasound, her first reaction was fear. But with all the resources at her disposal, the feeling quickly vanished and expressed empathy for parents who do not have that support or any experience with dwarfism.


The former garden school teacher told Instagram followers over the weekend that the Roloffs are close to wrapping up the filming on season 14, with the premiere set for “this spring.” While TLC has also not announced an airing day yet Tori recons, it is likely to be April although it may only be well into June.

Jeremy, Audrey, and Ember announced that they decided to stop filming and will no longer be regulars on the show.


27-year-old Tori firmly believes in the principle of “educate don’t hate,” and with her son and husband sharing the same condition it had made her learn so much more about achondroplasia. This knowledge she wants to put to good use, and hope to use that combined with people’s natural curiosity to educate others about the condition as Tori said:

“I will never shy away from questions. Parents should never reprimand or yell at their child for asking questions. Educate don’t hate.”

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